Congress is debating how to pay for a health care overhaul and what form a new system will take. Lawmakers are trying to find a middle ground, but commentator Robert Reich says a lot may be lost in the process.
Health insurers have pledged to help curb rising health care costs. Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus, who explores the insurance industry's past to see whether insurers are really on board this time.
Senators are exploring ways to fund health care reform, including a sin tax on sugary soft drinks. But the White House prefers a different approach. John Dimsdale reports where the groups diverge in funding ideas.
Today, trustees for Social Security and Medicare are expected to announce their annual financial report. Experts say the report will show the financial health for both programs is slipping. Jeremy Hobson reports.
While having health insurance is crucial, U.S. corporations are paying more for benefits than they're earning in profits. Commentator Matt Miller says it would be better to get insurance from our country than from our jobs.
President Obama and health industry leaders today announce a plan to reduce health-care spending increases that they say could save $2 trillion over 10 years. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson discusses the details with host Steve Chiotakis.
President Obama and health industry leaders are expected to announce a plan this afternoon to reduce yearly health care spending increases. The plan could save up to $2 trillion. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Chicken enthusiasts are fighting for their right to keep the birds in backyard coops in many big cities where the practice is illegal. Joel Rose explores the issue and visits with urban chicken owners in Philadelphia.